Made in the 1950s by the Port Authority, "PORT OF NEW YORK" shows the world's largest, busiest port in action, with stunning views of the Big Apple and its waterfront, with passenger ships, ferries and freighters moving along the Hudson. Throughout the film, wonderful views of New York harbor, the city, and New Jersey waterfront are seen.
The film was written by Oeveste Granducci, who wrote a book entitled "Metropolis in Motion" for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the Port of New York Authority in 1958, perhaps the same year this film was released. The film was directed by Henwar Rodakiewicz and shot by David Quaid, with music by King Palmer, who made many contributions to the library of British production music company KPM; his compositions for KPM have since been used in many films and television programs, to the present day.
The liner SS United States is seen at the 1:46 mark. Barges are seen moving in the port at the 3:20 mark. At 4:30, a huge steam locomotive is seen being lifted by an enormous crane. Dock workers are shown in the pre-container era, moving various materials and cargo. At 7:49, tunnel entrances to NYC are seen. Harbor pilots and airplane pilots are shown, and at 12:28 aerial views of the passenger liners. Railroad terminals are seen at 14:50, and steam engines at the 14:20 mark. Warehouses are seen at the 19:20 mark.
The film ends with a banana boat type passenger ship departing New York Harbor. This is the SS Santa Rosa. This was a passenger and cargo ocean liner built for the Grace Line. She was one of four sister ships (the others being Santa Elena, Santa Lucia and Santa Paula) ordered in 1930 from the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Kearny, NJ. Her regular route included inter-coastal service between the east coast and the west coast of the USA via the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.
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